Nokia Siemens Networks Energy Solutions consists of six elements that combine both products and services. They are: Energy Modernization; Off-Grid Site Solution; Bad-Grid Site Solution; Energy Efficiency Consulting; Green Energy Control and Energy OPEX Management. Each element targets a specific area of telecoms network energy consumption, management or sourcing. Among the key technologies within the elements of the portfolio are an intelligent energy control system, with remote monitoring capabilities of all power sources. This system manages battery charging and discharging to drive increased fuel savings. It also enables remote data collection and control.1
Energy is a significant percentage of a communications service provider’s operating cost. In mature markets it accounts for up to 10 per cent, while in developing markets it can range from 15 up to 30 per cent.2 Nokia Siemens Networks’ Energy Solutions reduce energy consumption by better managing the power demands of specific sites, such as mobile base stations. They also allow for the profitable and efficient expansion of networks in rural and remote areas by eliminating the need for diesel generators, providing a more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly way to extend connectivity.
“We are pleased to be able to announce today that Telenor has opted for our Off-Grid Site Solution using energy harvested from the sun for affordable communications access to users in rural Pakistan”, Chowdhary continued. “Many customers are showing significant interest in energy saving opportunities and we have received excellent feedback from pilot implementations we have completed.”3
Nokia Siemens Networks has deployed more than 390 sites running on renewable energy in 25 countries in Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East Africa and Latin America. Its Flexi Multiradio Base Station has the lowest energy consumption on the market4.
“Improving energy efficiency within our industry is vital – it’s the right thing to do from both a social and business perspective. Over the next two years, we will remain focused on strengthening remote site implementation to drive greater efficiency,” Chowdhary concluded.
The new Energy Solutions portfolio lowers the total cost of ownership, is simple to implement, has a long life time and has a fast payback period.